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Encyclopedia > Luc Robitaille
Luc Robitaille playing for the Los Angeles Kings on December 21, 2005
Luc Robitaille playing for the Los Angeles Kings on December 21, 2005

"Lucky" Luc Robitaille (born February 17, 1966 in Montréal, Québec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. In a 20-year NHL career from 1986 to 2006, he played for the Los Angeles Kings (three different times), New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. Robitaille retired as the all-time highest-scoring left winger in National Hockey League history and the holder of the Kings franchise record for goals. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (420x840, 37 KB) Summary Luc Robitaille of the Los Angeles Kings, December 21, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Luc Robitaille ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (420x840, 37 KB) Summary Luc Robitaille of the Los Angeles Kings, December 21, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Luc Robitaille ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, They also always beat the New Jersey Devils cause Jagr scores on Brodeour 24/7 New York, U.S.A.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL) and are considered one of the... The Detroit Red Wings are an NHL franchise located in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... NHL redirects here. ...

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Playing career

Robitaille starred in junior hockey for the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL, scoring an amazing 191 points in 1985-86, and being named the CHL Player of the Year that season. However, due to perceived skating deficiencies, Luc was not drafted until the 9th round (171st overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft - five rounds earlier thenTom Glavine, whom the Kings also drafted, but would become a star Major League Baseball pitcher instead. Only Robitaille's former teammate Dave Taylor has ever had as many as one thousand career points after being drafted so low. The Gatineau Olympiques are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League out of Gatineau, Quebec. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The CHL Player of the Year award is given out annually to the player judged to be the most outstanding in the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... Thomas Michael Tom Glavine (born March 25, 1966, Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Billerica, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dave Taylor is a retired professional ice hockey player (L.A. Kings, 77-94. ...


Despite such an inauspicious start, Robitaille burst onto the NHL scene in 1986, garnering the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year honors after scoring 45 goals and 39 assists in his first year. He would never look back, scoring more than forty goals in each of his first eight seasons for Los Angeles (a string broken only by the shortened strike year of 1994-95), registering three seasons exceeding fifty goals in that time. In the 1992-93 season, holding the team's captaincy in place of injured captain Wayne Gretzky, he broke Steve Shutt's record for goals by a left winger with a team leading 63 and Kevin Stevens' mark for points by a left winger with a team leading 125, marks which both still stand, making him the only person to ever dethrone Wayne Gretzky as his team's leading scorer during a season.. He followed that up with being the third leading scorer (behind Gretzky and Tomas Sandstrom) for the Kings in their run to the Stanley Cup finals that season. The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the top Rookie in the National Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Steve Shutt (born July 1, 1952) is a Hall of Fame ice hockey player from Canada. ... Kevin Stevens (Born on April 15, 1965 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is a retired NHL hockey player and current NHL Scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins who is best known for being the left wing for Mario Lemieux during the Pens Stanley Cup runs in the 1990/91 and 1991/92 seasons. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Tomas Sandstrom (born 4 September 1964 in Jakobstad, Finland) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL from 1984 to 1999. ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Somewhat astonishingly, Robitaille was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins after the 1993-94 NHL season for Rick Tocchet and a draft choice. After a single season in Pittsburgh, he was traded to the New York Rangers, where he spent two seasons before being traded back to Los Angeles for Kevin Stevens. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, They also always beat the New Jersey Devils cause Jagr scores on Brodeour 24/7 New York, U.S.A.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL) and are considered one of the... Kevin Stevens (Born on April 15, 1965 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is a retired NHL hockey player and current NHL Scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins who is best known for being the left wing for Mario Lemieux during the Pens Stanley Cup runs in the 1990/91 and 1991/92 seasons. ...


His return to Los Angeles was not immediately triumphant. In an injury plagued 1997-98 season he had the lowest point total of his career to that time, but the next three years proved otherwise, as Robitaille returned to form as one of the great left wingers of hockey. However, wishing for a shot at the Stanley Cup, which playing for Los Angeles was unlikely to grant, he signed as a free agent in 2001 with the star-studded, veteran Detroit Red Wings. Robitaille scored thirty goals that year and was a key component to the Red Wings Cup win. The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Detroit Red Wings are an NHL franchise located in Detroit, Michigan. ...


After a mediocre following season, the worst of his career, Robitaille, hoping to finish his career back in Los Angeles, signed as a free agent in the fall of 2003 with the Kings. He led the team in scoring the next season at the age of 38.


On the night of Thursday, January 19, 2006 during a game against the Atlanta Thrashers, Robitaille broke the Kings' all time franchise scoring record with his second goal of the night, his five-hundred and fifty-first (551st) goal in total. He went on to score a hat-trick third goal on an empty net in the final seconds of the 3rd period, embossing the new record, at least temporarily, at five-hundred and fifty two (552) goals. His record breaking goal was met with several minutes of a stadium-wide standing ovation and a video-congratulation reel was run on the in-house monitors for fans to watch. January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Atlanta was awarded an NHL franchise in 1997 to replace the Atlanta Flames, who departed for Calgary in 1980 and became the Calgary Flames. ...


On Monday, April 10, 2006, the Kings announced Robitaille's intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2005-06 NHL season. Robitaille officially confirmed this the next day, Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in a press conference held at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... The Toyota Sports Center (formerly HealthSouth Training Center) is a practice facility for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, and the Los Angeles Kings, located on 555 North Nash Street in El Segundo, California. ... El Segundo is a city located in Los Angeles County, California on the Santa Monica Bay. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Luc Robitaille played his final NHL home game as a Los Angeles King against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, April 15, 2006. He also wore the Captain's 'C' that normally belongs to Mattias Norstrom. Although he was held without a point in the game, he logged 18:37 of ice time, and had 4 shots on goal. He was also the second shooter in the shootout, but his shot towards the upper-right corner of the net was stopped by the glove of Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. The Kings went on to steal this game 2-1 off of a shootout goal by Pavol Demitra, and three shootout saves by the Kings' Jason LaBarbera. The Kings held a curtain call for Robitaille after the game, where he was given a standing ovation by the sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans in attendance. After chants of his name died down, he gave a short speech and did one final lap of the rink at STAPLES Center. The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mattias Norstrom (born January 2, 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an ice hockey player in the NHL. He played for AIK Solna from 1991-1993 and was drafted by New York Rangers of the NHL in the 2nd round and pick number 48. ... Flame can refer to: Fire A flame is a self-sustaining oxidizing chemical reaction producing energy and ionized gas (plasma). ... Miikka Kiprusoff (born October 26, 1976 in Turku, Finland) is a professional hockey goaltender, currently playing for the Calgary Flames. ... Pavol Demitra (Born: November 29, 1974 in Dubnica, Czechoslovakia- now Slovakia) is a Slovak professional hockey centre. ... ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District. ...


Luc Robitaille finished his playing career on Monday, April 17, 2006 at the HP Pavilion in a game against the playoff-bound San Jose Sharks. The Kings won this game 4-0, with Jason LaBarbera earning the shutout. He received applause and chants of his name throughout the night by the 17,496 fans in attendance, as well as good wishes from many of the opposing players of the Sharks. After the game ended, the Kings players came out and gathered around him first, rather than the traditional congratulation of the goaltender. The players of the Sharks team then came onto the ice to shake hands with Robitaille before they headed off into their locker room. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... This article is about the sports arena. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. ... ...


Robitaille finished his legendary career with 668 goals, and 726 assists for a total of 1,394 points in 1,431 games played over the course of 19 NHL seasons (1986-87 to 2005-06). His final NHL goal and point was scored in typical Luc Robitaille fashion, one-timing a pass from Jeremy Roenick while at the center of the right wing faceoff circle past the Phoenix Coyotes' Curtis Joseph during a power play on the March 14, 2006 6-2 loss to the Coyotes. Jeremy Shaffer Roenick (born January 17, 1970) is a professional ice hockey center playing for the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Curtis Shayne Joseph (born April 29, 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL. // Playing career Joseph is nicknamed Cujo and has played wearing the number 31 for the St. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ...


On July 6, 2006 Robitaille was named president of the Omaha Lancers hockey team of the United States Hockey League (USHL). [1] July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ...


The Kings will officially retire Robitaille's number 20 sweater on January 20, 2007. Robitaille will become the fifth player to have his number retired by the Kings, after Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Wayne Gretzky. [2] January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... Rogatien Rogie Vachon (b. ... Marcel Elphege Little Beaver Dionne (born August 3, 1951, in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Dave Taylor can refer to more than one person: Dave Taylor (hockey) is a prominent retired professional hockey player. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


Acting career

  • Luc had a major role in the Van Damme action-thriller "Sudden Death" - 1995.
  • Luc played himself in "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (aka "The Mighty Ducks 2") – 1994.
  • Luc also appeared in the commercial of NHL 2003 – 2002.

NHL 95 cover for the Sega Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis). ...

Awards

  • Calder Memorial Trophy - 1987
  • Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team - 1987
  • Played in 8 NHL All-Star Games - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aquatic Foundation of Metropolitan Los Angeles 6/8/06

Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the top Rookie in the National Hockey League. ... The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. ...

Records

Rankings are correct as of 18 April 2006

  • Ranks 10th in all-time NHL goals and first amongst left wingers (653)
  • Ranks 40th in all-time NHL assists and second to John Bucyk amongst left wingers (717)
  • Ranks 19th in all-time NHL points and first amongst left wingers (1370)
  • Ranks 28th in all-time NHL games (1366)
  • Los Angeles Kings franchise record for career goals (552)

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Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983-84 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 70 32 53 85 48 -- -- -- -- --
1984-85 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 64 55 93 148 115 5 4 2 6 27
1985-86 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 63 68 123 191 93 -- -- -- -- --
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 45 39 84 28 5 1 4 5 2
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 53 58 111 82 5 2 5 7 18
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 46 52 98 65 11 2 6 8 10
1989-90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 52 49 101 38 10 5 5 10 12
1990-91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 45 46 91 68 12 12 4 16 22
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 44 63 107 95 6 3 4 7 12
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 84 63 62 125 100 24 9 13 22 28
1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 83 44 42 86 86 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 46 23 19 42 37 12 7 4 11 26
1995-96 New York Rangers NHL 77 23 46 69 80 11 1 5 6 8
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 69 24 24 48 48 15 4 7 11 4
1997-98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 16 24 40 66 4 1 2 3 6
1998-99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 39 35 74 54 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 36 38 74 68 4 2 2 4 6
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 37 51 88 66 13 4 3 7 10
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 30 20 50 38 23 4 5 9 10
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 11 20 31 50 4 1 0 1 0
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 22 29 51 56 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 65 15 9 24 52 -- -- -- -- --
QMJHL Totals 197 155 269 424 256 5 4 2 6 27
NHL Totals 1431 668 726 1394 1177 159 58 69 127 174

The Gatineau Olympiques are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League out of Gatineau, Quebec. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... NHL redirects here. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, They also always beat the New Jersey Devils cause Jagr scores on Brodeour 24/7 New York, U.S.A.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL) and are considered one of the... The Detroit Red Wings are an NHL franchise located in Detroit, Michigan. ...

International play

Played for Canada in:

The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ...

Trivia

  • Luc Robitaille is named in a song of Swedish rock band Mando Diao Welcome home, Luc Robitaille on their album Ode to Ochrasy.

Mando Diao are a garage rock band from Borlänge, Sweden. ... Album by Mando Diao, released 2006. ...

See also

This is a list of NHL Statistical leaders. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The following is a list of ice hockey players who have scored 1000 points in the National Hockey League. ... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... In ice hockey, scoring 500 regular-season goals is considered a highly significant achievement for National Hockey League players. ...

External links

  • Kings fans bid a fond farewell to Robitaille
Preceded by
Gary Suter
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1987
Succeeded by
Joe Nieuwendyk
Preceded by
Wayne Gretzky
Los Angeles Kings captains
1992-93
Succeeded by
Wayne Gretzky
Preceded by
Dan Hodgson
CHL Player of the Year
1986
Succeeded by
Rob Brown

Note: Robitaille served as captain in 1992-93 season, while Gretzky was injured & out of line-up. Gary Suter was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 1964. ... The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ... Joe Nieuwendyk at the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Dan Hodgson (born August 29, 1965 in Fort Vermilion, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who played 114 NHL games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. ... The CHL Player of the Year award is given out annually to the player judged to be the most outstanding in the Canadian Hockey League. ... Rob Brown (born on April 10, 1968 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey right wing who played in the National Hockey League for eleven seasons between 1987-88 and 1999-00. ...


 
 

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